Reality Steve


Podcast #137 – Interview with Olivia Caridi

Happy 4th of July everyone wherever you may be (that’s my Vin Scully intro). Since Olivia Caridi is one of my favorite people to talk to and it’s been 7 months since I had her on, figured it was time to bring her back. WARNING: there are spoilers talked about in this episode just to let you know. Also I change the Final 10 up this week as I answer all the questions I ask Olivia myself after she answers them. Plus, they are all questions I’ve never asked anyone before. Since I’ve had Olivia on now 4 times and we’ve developed a friendship outside of the podcasts, I feel I can talk to her about anything, so, there’s definitely some sex talk this episode. Another warning if you don’t think your virgin ears can handle it. We first talk about it and how it relates to Hannah’s season since that’s gonna be a major part of the next couple episodes. Then it comes up a few times during the Final 10. As always, if you want to respond to the interview, please include Olivia’s Twitter handle (@OliviaCaridi) in your replies. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than hanging with friends and family, having a cookout, all while the Reality Steve Podcast plays in the background. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way. Enjoy…

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(SPOILERS) Olivia joins me to talk about her recent trip to Copenhagen with Brandi Cyrus (4:42), Luke P’s role on the show and what it means to be produced (22:38), how being a villain affects someone & going after a “redemption” edit (36:49), closure with Ben Higgins (42:13), sex on the show (48:11), and we end with the Final 10, where I answer the same questions I ask to Olivia (1:03:41).

Twitter – @OliviaCaridi
Instagram – oliviacaridi

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  1. CarolH

    July 4, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    What a fantastic podcast…this was so much fun to listen to…I have listened to every single podcast that Reality Steve has done and I have to say that this one is absolutely in my top 5…thank you Steve and Olivia for a great conversation!!

  2. jenscho

    July 4, 2019 at 11:43 PM

    Hi Carol,

    I’ve listened to a few of Steve’s podcasts but would like to listen to some more. Would you mind sharing the other podcasts that are in your top five? Thanks!

  3. tinyred500

    July 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    So agree, I’m only partway through it, but I’ve always enjoyed Olivia’s conversations and listen to her own one too.

    Sharleen, Olivia, Claire Crawley and Michael G are my fav bachelor alums that I always listen to. 😀 Sean would be there too, but he’s still too invested in the franchise and doesn’t really share too much about the behind the scenes stuff etc., and what really went on during filming his series. Though the franchise paid for his wedding, so he probably can’t. 🙁

  4. grub

    July 6, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    “Villains” have gone far before! Courtney Robertson won, as did Vienna (who was less of a villain but disliked)

  5. ladyjane747

    July 6, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    If I had to guess which two contestants Steve mentioned he’d be interested in dating, one of my guesses would be Olivia. They have a certain rapport.

  6. tinyred500

    July 7, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    Before Luke, ‘Sparkles’ Tierra lasted to episode 7, she was as annoying as Luke, and that season was all about her too. Corrine, lasted till hometown dates, though she wasn’t anywhere near as annoying as the latter two. The other so called villains didn’t annoy or irritate nearly half as much.

  7. pdxkg

    July 8, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    I am very surprised by Olivia’s lack of empathy for Luke. I think the franchise has gone way too far in their “villain” edit, for the sake of ratings. I am shocked as I watch the the systematic, progressive bulling of Luke within the group and also by the public, that could all have a very tragic outcome. Is Luke perfect, no, but we also have an understanding of how editing works and that Luke is more likely a victim of the show rather than the villain he is portrayed. If he really is this unstable he should not be on the show. Producers encourage behavior within the group and they have gone too far. I also have to rethink my support of the show if they are going to push the contestant’s mental health beyond their limits. Olivia – still a fan!

  8. jenscho

    July 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    I was thinking the same thing too. He’s mentioned her before and there’s a certain fondess he has towards her unlike other guests.

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